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    jimmycjimmyc
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    Gentlemen the damage is done over the summer months. With rest and maintenance in the summer the surface would be superb throughout the winter and even less pitch renovation work would be needed in the spring.

    That is a myth donny. Every May when we play our first game of the new season the pitch looks great. I blame the groundsman, or the manager, which ever one who insists on watering the pitch constantly before & at half time

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    muttywhitedogmuttywhitedog
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    Great Stadium – wrong location. The DW stadium is a good ground built on marshland. I suspect the land was quite cheap to acquire.

    Hull & Huddersfield don’t seem to have such a problem with their stadium – probably because whoever bought theirs paid a little bit more for a location that was suitable.

    Rich folk in Wigan don’t build their family home in downtown Platt Bridge or Norley Hall. Similarly rich folk shouldn’t build sports stadiums in a swamp!

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    jrfatfanjrfatfan
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    Great Stadium – wrong location. The DW stadium is a good ground built on marshland. I suspect the land was quite cheap to acquire.

    Hull & Huddersfield don’t seem to have such a problem with their stadium – probably because whoever bought theirs paid a little bit more for a location that was suitable.

    Rich folk in Wigan don’t build their family home in downtown Platt Bridge or Norley Hall. Similarly rich folk shouldn’t build sports stadiums in a swamp!

    The pitch at Robin Park Arena less than 50 yards away is always in perfect condition whatever the weather. That puts the location theory out the window.

    From Matlock to ManU
    What a journey!

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    Welcome back Mutty!?
    Any road, yes the broader area goes by the name of Marsh Green , there’s a clue right there.
    That said before the stadium was built ….there stood Robin Park sports fields (at least 10 pitches) home to many schools and sports clubs, I played on em every week for 7 ‘school years’ and from memory they were excellent …..BUT…. the groundsman guarded em jealously and any significant rainfall and the games were very quickly called off !

    Regardless of the location the ground/pitch is viable, provided enough money is spent on the drainage/infrastructure which up to now hasn’t been the case. Until and unless this work is undertaken this problem won’t go away. You can put the best turf money can buy on top (and maybe they have) but it won’t last if the base is frequently saturated.

    There’s been lengthy threads in Vital covering this and it seems that aside from the high cost, the required works could take up to 12 weeks and if that’s right then there’d need to be some serious rethinking from both clubs regarding fixture arrangements….. but regardless of that Whelco (rather than either club?) needs to grasp the nettle or things won’t change.

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    The EggThe Egg
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    I’ve never understood why the grass gets cut really short once the rugby season is over. It just rips up and ends up being a total mess once the rains come. Leave a bit of length to it and see what happens.

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    Gentlemen the damage is done over the summer months. With rest and maintenance in the summer the surface would be superb throughout the winter and even less pitch renovation work would be needed in the spring.

    Sorry Donny but you are wrong.In the summer months the grass is growing quickly and will recover quickly.In the winter when we play the grass is very slow growing and can’t recover.When the rugby has finished the pitch is usually in perfect condition.We ruin it not them.

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    donnys pageDonnys Page
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    It is a winter sports pitch. True we mess it up when we play on it in the winter but the reason our pitch messes up in winter is because it is in use during the summer.
    When the eggs finish in the Autumn the pitch appears to be in good condition but the problem is not on the surface where it shows but below the surface where the root development of the turfgrass plants is restricted through compaction.

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    bigroybigroy
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    Thanks for that Tichmarsh!

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    scitalScital
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    It is a winter sports pitch.

    Have you got a link to support that ,or is that just your opinion ? I’ve never heard the term “a winter sports pitch” .Have you made that up ?

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    muttywhitedogmuttywhitedog
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    The pitch at Robin Park Arena less than 50 yards away is always in perfect condition whatever the weather. That puts the location theory out the window.

    Are you referring to their 3G sports pitch?

    http://www.robinpark.org/

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